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Organic Chemistry

Code 12815
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face with recourse to e-learning
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This course unit aims to teach the basic knowledge to classify the main types of reactions in organic chemistry and its understanding through its mechanism. At the end of the course unit the student should be able to combine the basic knowledge learned in the course unit with an adequate bibliographic support, in order to predict and classify the chemical behavior of compounds belonging to the main functional groups. It aims also to encourage literature research and reading habits, thus stimulating self-learning in order to solve the proposed problems and to develop a seminar about a studied funtional group in Organic Chemistry (OC).
Syllabus Theoretical. 1. Reactions in organic chemistry: main types; reaction mechanisms and the use of curved arrows to their illustration. 2. Saturated carbons: nucleophilic substitution reactions; elimination reactions; radical reactions. 3. Unsaturated carbons: electrophilic addition; conjugated systems; alkenes and alkynes formation. 4. Carbonyl group: nucleophilic addition; conjugated addition substitution. 5. Oxidation-reduction reactions. 6. Electrophilic aromatic substitution. 7. Enols and enolates: reactions and formation. 8. Practical Cases.
Pratical: Diels-Alder reaction (2 laboratory classes); indolin-2,3-dione reduction with NaBH4 and NH2NH2 (Wolff- Kishner reduction): a practical example of micro-waves in organic synthesis (3 laboratory classes); Theoretical-practical: Resolution of problems: arrows in OC; introduction to reaction mechanisms; saturated carbons; unsaturated carbons; carbonyl group; electrophilic aromatic substitution; oxidation and reduction; enols and enolates.
Main Bibliography 1. Required reading:
- T. W. G. Solomons, C. B. Fryle, Química Orgânica, Vol. 1 e 2, 12ª ed., LTC Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora S. A.: Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
- T. W. G. Solomons, C. B. Fryle, Química Orgânica – Guia de Estudo Manual de Soluções, Vol. 1 e 2, 10ª ed., LTC Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora S. A.: Rio de Janeiro, 2011.
2. Recommended reading:
- M. M. M. Pinto, Manual de Trabalhos Laboratoriais de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica,Lidel – edições técnicas lda: Lisboa, 2011.
- M. B. Smith, J. March, March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry – Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, 7th ed., John Wiley & Sons: New York, 2013.
- F.A. Carey, R.J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry Part A: Structure and Mechanisms, 5th ed,Springer, New York, 2007.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Oral presentation of the subject with the help of the blackboard and slides, with great student-teacher interactivity, promoting debate between students and professor in order to ensure participation and interest in the subjects taught. In addition to the practical laboratory classes, where students perform the synthesis of some organic compounds, there will also be classes for solving practical exercises related to the knowledge acquired during the theoretical classes. Students are also asked to develop a seminar on a studied functional group. During classes, it is prohibited to use mobile phones, tablets, computers, smartchwatches or similar for uses other than teaching/learning. Its improper use will imply missing the respective class. Any attempt to defraud assignments or assessments, the student is considered not admitted.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-06

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